Chinese and Japanese Asian Art by David Hawkes
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Cameras : Pre 1960 item #1396919 (stock #4531)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£235.00
A Leica IIf from 1953, Nr. 653684. This is the latter red dial version. Good overall condition with some light wear from careful use. Some very minor bright marks on the top plate. The shutter fires at all speeds and sounds correct although I don’t have a way of testing it accurately. The viewfinder is clear and the rangefinder image is good. An attractive clean example.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Oceanic : Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1396918 (stock #4530)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£875.00
I have owned this fine Polynesian carved wooden club from Samoa for many years, I have always loved the way that it has remained undamaged and has avoided being over cleaned. A long time ago a former owner has fitted a hook for suspension and it is perhaps this that has preserved it so well.

The patterns on the surface are filled with lime and this inlay is mostly intact. The original fine cuts made when scribing the patterns are still visible. Overall the club is in fine undamaged condit...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1388818 (stock #4529)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£195.00
A Japanese bronze vase decorated with dragons and clouds. Meiji period, mid to late nineteenth century. Unsigned. The work is reminiscent of Murata Seimin.

Approximately 21 cm high. The weight is just over 1.9 kg.

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 1980 item #1388817 (stock #4528)
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£265.00
The second Living National Treasure of Mashiko. The first was his teacher Shōji Hamada.

A ash-glazed stoneware box and cover with an intaglio design of grasses filled with white slip. Shimaoka’s seal within the foot-rim.

Approximately 11.5 cm high, 10.3 diameter.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1388813 (stock #4527)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£235.00
It was not uncommon for blue & white porcelains arriving from the Far East to be applied with enamels to suit the new fashion for coloured wares. The entailed the vessels being fired again but at a much lower temperature. This Dutch production was colloquially known as “Amsterdams Bont”.

The blue & white design on the Arita jar is in Chinese Transitional style.

Approximately 25.3 cm high. As often with these wares there is some crazing to the glaze towards the bottom....

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1388812 (stock #4526)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£45.00
An attractive slip decorated Japanese style teabowl, chawan, by Devon potter John Pollex.

Approximately 11.5 cm maximum diameter, 8.5 cm tall. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1388811 (stock #4524)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£365.00
The stone has a lustrous patina and has a very dramatic ‘splash’ of red on both sides. It has never been carved with a designation and the base has now a shallow flake as a result of an impact on the edge, with a little powdery material showing. Further along there is a tiny bruise to the edge. These could be taken out by reducing the length by 0.4cm. Personally the chip does not worry me. In this example the red is really very strong, like a fashionable lipstick.

Approximately ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1383146 (stock #4520)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£385.00
A Japanese porcelain underglaze blue & white wine vessel (kendi). Arita, circa 1680. A very similar ewer was included in ‘Ko-Imari Porcelain from the Collection of Oliver Impey’, Barry Davies Oriental Art, 1997. Item 7.

Approximately 21.8 cm tall. The bulbous spout has damage at the tip, otherwise fine condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1383144 (stock #4519)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£220.00
A Japanese porcelain steep-sided dish depicting a traditional zashiki room or perhaps a temple interior. The plants seen through the windows are banana and cycad, both common in warmer climates as experienced in Kyushu or Okinawa. Arita 1730 - 1750. Two plates with similar central designs are found in ‘The Story of Imari’, Goro Shimura. ‘The Story of Imari, The Symbols and Mysteries of Antique Japanese Porcelain’, Ten Speed Press, Toronto. 2008. Items 61, 62.

Approximately 19.8 cm...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1383098 (stock #4515)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£675.00
A large Japanese Arita porcelain dish decorated with bursting pomegranates and ‘Buddha’s hand’, finger citrons, all within a Chinese Wanli Kraak style border. A similar large dish is illustrated in ‘Japanese Porcelain’ by Soame Jenyns. Faber & Faber, London. 1965, where it is identified as a product of the Sarugawa Kiln. Manji/Tenwa period (1658~1683).

Approximately 34.4 cm diameter. Fine condition. Light surface wear from normal use.

Stand not included. ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1383062 (stock #4513)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£230.00
A very large plate decorated with a kylin surrounded by panels of cranes among pine and prunus trees, separated by formal lotus flowers.

Just a tad under 41 cm diameter. No cracks, chips or restoration. Some light wear from use.

Stand not included.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1383016 (stock #4512)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£125.00
A Japanese porcelain peony vase, Showa period. The waisted baluster vase decorated with powder blue and pink peonies. The rim gilded and the base with a three-character signature, unread.

Approximately 31 cm high. In perfect condition.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382265 (stock #4511)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£325.00
A fine and large stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900~1979). Decorated with a flowering plum tree against a transparent ash glazed ground. The back is plain and glazed with a clear ash glaze. Mid 20th century.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) lid is inscribed in ink with a title and the signature of the potter with his red seal.

First son of Sakuma Fukujiro, a mingei potter in Mashiko, Totaro studied ceramics with his father. The potter met Hamada Shoji who visited M...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382264 (stock #4510)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£350.00
A fine and large stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900~1979). Decorated with a flowering plum tree against an oatmeal coloured ground. The back is plain and glazed with a clear transparent ash glaze.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) lid is inscribed in ink "Mashiko decorative dish with plum in iron oxide", the signature of the potter with his red seal.

First son of Sakuma Fukujiro, a mingei potter in Mashiko, Totaro studied ceramics with his father. The potter met Ham...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1382262 (stock #4509)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£450.00
A splendid stoneware dish by Sakuma Totaro (1900-1976) with the original signed and inscribed storage box, tomobako. Showa period, mid 20th century.

A substantial dish with deep brown iron glaze leaves on a jade green copper glaze. The back of the dish is undecorated and covered in a transparent ash glaze. Most pieces by Totaro, like those by Hamada Shoji, are unsigned.

The original wood storage box (tomobako) is signed in ink with "medium dish (chu-zara) with flower on green glaze...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1382093 (stock #4507)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£180.00
A Japanese Arita deep dish, early 19th century. The dish is decorated with Ho-o birds and branches of flowering paulownia. The back with clouds and bats and a single spur mark. The Dutch refer to this palette of red and gold on white porcelain as ‘Milk & Blood’.

There is the remains of a collectors mark on the back

Approximately 20 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1382092 (stock #4506)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£180.00
A Japanese Arita deep dish, early 19th century. The dish is decorated with Ho-o birds and branches of flowering paulownia. The back with clouds and bats and a single spur mark. The Dutch refer to this palette of red and gold on white porcelain as ‘Milk & Blood’.

There is the remains of a collectors mark on the back

Approximately 20 cm diameter. Perfect condition.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1382091 (stock #4505)
Hawkes, Asian Art
£85.00
A Japanese Export cup & saucer for the European market. Decorated with peony and fence.

Arita, circa 1700. Blue & white tea bowls appear to be scarcer than their coloured brethren.

Saucer is 9.7cm diameter, cup is 3.5cm tall. In perfect condition.

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